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As Christmas and the start of 2017 approach rapidly, we have prepared another newsletter to keep you up to date with what is happening. There are several dates here for your diary.

A play reading
Veronica Del Cerro set the mood for Christmas with a play reading at El Candil on 1st December. Over 35 people came to read or to listen to “The Christmas Carol”. It was a lovely evening, full of fun as usual. Thanks to Veronica and everyone involved.

The next play reading
Sandra Sprawson will be hosting the next play reading at El Candil Bar in San Pedro on Tuesday 20th September 2016. Please come along and read a part or simply watch, listen and enjoy the evening. There is no charge for this event. Tapas will be available at 7€. Meet at 7.30 for 8 pm start. A separate email will be sent asking you to confirm attendance.

What a great start to the summer we are having!

Thank you to all of you who have supported our recent events, we hope you have enjoyed them.

We have some new dates for your diary below.

Well, what a great start to the summer season we are having! Here is our latest newsletter with some important dates for your diary.

The Spring Production; Ghost Writer by David Tristram
447 people attended our hilarious haunting comedy performed in March 2016 at the Atalaya Park Hotel.

*** Next week we are performing it again on Friday 20th, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May at The Salon Varietes in Fuengirola. Diana King is directing it again. We do hope you will come along to support us.

Telephone: The Salon on 952 474 542 for tickets or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I am both proud and delighted to take up the role of President of ITS, thank you for your kind comments and congratulations. I have a strong group of Board members to work with and a sound foundation on which to build further.

Happy New Year, I hope you have a fantastic 2016.

We have some exciting things happening as usual and there are some important dates for your diary within this newsletter.

As Christmas and the New Year rapidly approach, I thought I would send you an update on our recent events and our future plans.

Our 40th Anniversary year

In early October, 64 of us met at El Campanario to celebrate the 40 years since ITS was set up way back in 1975. June Rendle, one of ITS’ longest serving members, gave an address, as did two past presidents, Barbara Mitchell and Diane Clarke. We had a wonderful meal followed by dancing with the singer “Stella” up to midnight. It was a very fitting way to celebrate our anniversary.

Here is the latest update for you on our activities since the last newsletter in June.

Our next Production: dates for your diary
Auditions were held last week for the autumn production, “Waiting for Gateaux” by Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood. These are the same writers who created “Dirty Dusting”. It is another comedy and will be very enjoyable.

Kate Jackson, vice president, is directing it and the cast will be as follows:
Maureen: Eileen Audas
Jackie: Carmel Rogers
Donald: Paul Baker
Raven: Veronica del Cero
Sophie: Beverley Stonehewer
Rachel Armstrong, Ruth Baldwin and Anna Clara Power will appear in an additional dance exercise scene.
Sandra Sprawson will be the producer, with Maretta Ragnarrson as the Stage Manager and Diana King, vice president, as the Prompt.

The performance dates will be Friday 20th, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd November 2015. Full details will be circulated nearer the time.

2015 is the 40th anniversary of the International Theatre Studio. It was set up in September 1975.

We have organised a celebration party for Saturday 3 October 2015 at El Campanario Country Club. This is a beautiful venue with very good food, it is up the road behind the Diana Park Hotel.

Tickets for the party are €25.50 per person. This includes a three course dinner including a welcome glass of cava at 7 pm, dinner starts at 7.30 pm, followed by live music performed by "Stella" until midnight. Dancing is optional!

We will be sharing our ITS stories and memories, as well as displaying some materials and articles from the past. It will be a special night and we hope you will join us.

Tickets are available from Friday 4th September. Contact Carol at HomeCare in local 31B C.C. Costasol from 10 till 2pm on 952 880 630 or Maretta at Grupo Diz offices in San Pedro call 697 491 947 between 10 am and 2pm.

The ITS Treasurer, Eileen Audas and I were very proud to go to the Ayuntamiento at Benahavís to present a cheque for €2,500 to DEBRA España, helping children with butterfly skin. It was the result of our charity performance "The Lark in the Park" held on 7 June in Parque Leonora by kind permission of the Benahavís council. Printing costs were sponsored by Inmobiliaria Real Estate Luz.